International Trade and Development Law (LAW10698)
9am - 1pm, 22 - 25 July 2020, Online
Addresses the evolution of the legal regimes in international trade and development. Examines the basic legal structure of World Trade Organization (WTO), including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and other agreements, and will consider the development of regional trade agreements, including the European Union (EU) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the USA-Australian free trade agreement. Students will consider dispute settlement mechanisms under these regimes. The course will also examine the legal structures of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Students will consider financial market, policy and legal changes that have altered the mandate and effectiveness of these institutions in recent decades.
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Presenter: Associate Professor Pornchai Wisuttisak, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Associate Professor Pornchai Wisuttisak is Dean of the Faculty of Law, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He completed his PhD in Business Law and Taxation from the University of New South Wales and obtained his Master of Commercial Law from Macquarie University, Australia. He also graduated BA in Political Science in Government from Thammasat University, Thailand.
His research focus relates to competition law, international trade and investment law, and energy law. He has worked with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) on training courses for competition law and policy in Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. He is also involved with Asian Development Bank Institute’s projects on reforming state enterprises in Central Asian countries. His current research involves the business development and Investment for of Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand(PEA). Dr. Wisuttisak is also a member of the National Committee of Justice Development, Thailand.